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Old February 23rd, 2009, 07:26 AM   #121
 
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #123
 
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Folding stocks and pistol grips (and slings) have no place on a defensive shotgun. Read Ayoob's "Stressfire" book on the combat shotgun, and you'll see how it's easier to disarm someone with a pistol grip shotgun, as opposed to a regular stocked gun.

What a minute. If they've gotten that close, someone didn't do their job!

Winchester Defender 1300, M4 style stock, shell saddle, TacStar light, open red dot sight and sling. I live in a rural area so it's stoked with 00 & 000.



Would like to switch over to a nice semi-auto tactical for HD and 3 gun comp.
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Top to bottom: 18.5" Mossberg 500 with Accuchoke Heavy Barrel and Streamlight TLR-1, Remington 870 Special Purpose 20" Riflesight Remchoke barrel with +2 extension and Surefire G2, Remington 11-87 Special Purpose 21" Riflesight Remchoke barrel with +3 extension and Surefire G2.







I'm personally a believer in well-fitted solid wood or synthetic stocks. No pistol grips or AR style collapsibles. Put lots of rounds downrange with either and you'll know why.

I like rifle sights on shotguns. Mostly because I hunt with slugs and keep some handy for worst case scenario home defense. In all likelihood an application or two of 9 pellet Federal LE12700 will solve any problems that may arise though.

All three of these shotguns (along with the 5 others in the safe) have taken game (deer, doves, turkey), busted clays and generally been used. I'm not in favor of bolting on a a bunch of "tactical" accessories that look cool posted on the internet. Not casting aspersions at anyone in particular here, but it's a pattern I see across tha interwebs.

My basic pattern of defensive shotgun is 18-21" barrel, QUALITY light, sling, extra ammo. Rifle sights or bead.
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I've got an 18" Winchester 1200, with a simple synthetic pistol grip stock, but it stays in the safe.

Cant remember for sure, but it had a 28 or 30" barrel on it when I got it. My Dad still gives me a hard time about sawing it off. He's a big time squirrel hunter.

A little 5 shot 38 is my home defence weapon, which I hope I never need to use in that type situation.
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my requirement for home defense... any pump that can make that "chug-click" sound when cycling. i have some 00buck sitting in the safe on top, but I wouldn't care if bird shot was grabed either
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I live in So.Cal. so my options may be limited. What scatter gun would be best for me. It would only be if some one is trying to get in and I'm not home. I have a breakaway 4-10 but that is only one shot. I want something easy for mama. I want something inexpensive but reliable.
There's a lot of good, used shotguns in pawn shops these days. Find a 12ga pump...Rem, Mossberg, Ithaca...doesn't matter, but get a 12 ga.
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Am I the only one on this forum with a Rem 870 Marine Magnum? 12ga, 3" with alternating 00 Buck/slugs. I live in the boonies, so the slugs may be handy for longer shots. The 870 is a superb shotgun.
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Folding stocks and pistol grips (and slings) have no place on a defensive shotgun. Read Ayoob's "Stressfire" book on the combat shotgun, and you'll see how it's easier to disarm someone with a pistol grip shotgun, as opposed to a regular stocked gun.

They wouldn't get that close so thy worry about it. If you can't get around your own home without a light in the dark. Your screwed. No one knows their own home better then you do. Never level the playing field for them by using the light. It only gives them something to shoot at and your location.
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Folding stocks and pistol grips (and slings) have no place on a defensive shotgun. Read Ayoob's "Stressfire" book on the combat shotgun, and you'll see how it's easier to disarm someone with a pistol grip shotgun, as opposed to a regular stocked gun.

They wouldn't get that close so thy worry about it. If you can't get around your own home without a light in the dark. Your screwed. No one knows their own home better then you do. Never level the playing field for them by using the light. It only gives them something to shoot at and your location.
It's just been proven that one has better weapon retention with a normal stock, than with a pistol grip/shoulder stock. Better to be safe, than sorry, as you never know (if an assailant can get close).
Even though I don't have one, a mounted light on a shotgun is a good idea for that last-second target ID. You don't want to shoot unless you positively ID your target. If I ever use my Win Defender for a primary home gun, I'll mount a light on it. One of the main advantages of a handgun for home defense is that it leaves the other hand free to hold a light or a phone. With a shotgun, both hands are occupied.
And for extra ammo carriers, the only one I will use is a Sidesaddle type carrier. I even cut down my 6-round Winchester-model carrier to a 4-round for better balance and less weight. For a pump or semi-auto gun, the butt cuff type of ammo carrier is a hinderance for an under-the-arm type of shooting stance (see the shotgun Stressfire book), and can affect your weak-hand shooting capability.
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This is what I 'procured' as a home defense shotgun. It sleeps happily on the floor under my master bed:





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This is my home defense shotty: Mossy 590 w/ Surefire light. I keep #1 buckshot in the magazine and a combo of #1 buckshot and slugs in the sidesaddle and stock.

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I have found simple is better for me in most things gun related.
I had and took off a side saddle and tube extension.

Now I just have an 870 with 20" smooth bore and rifle sights.
Loaded up with Federal Tactical 9 pellet flitecontrol OO buck.
Fits me quite well and doesn't weigh a ton.

Would like to find a simple light mount though.
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